Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - July/August 2022 (Issue 64)

ENGAGEMENT TO ONE YEAR OUT Decide on a budget Settle on a theme and colour palette Decide if you want to use a wedding planner Research, visit and book your venue to secure the date Agree on a preliminary guest list Select your wedding party Visit wedding fairs Research and book wedding suppliers 10 MONTHS TO SIX MONTHS OUT Shop for wedding party attire Have an engagement/pre-wedding photo shoot 12 MONTHS TO 10 MONTHS OUT Say “yes” to the dress and groomswear Finalise your guest list Send out save-the-dates SIX MONTHS TO THREE MONTHS Send out invitations Book your honeymoon Purchase wedding rings Enjoy your hen and stag dos Have your hair and make-up trial Have tastings with your caterer and cake maker THREE MONTHS TO THE BIG DAY Begin a series of facials Go for dress fittings Give your shot list to your photographer Finalise the seating plan with your venue Final meetings or catch ups with your suppliers Give notice at your local register office at least 29 days before your ceremony Pay the remaining balance to your suppliers. Relax! Wedding planning checklist WEDDING PLANNING 57